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A recent ICCT briefing paper pointed out the consequences of delaying the implementation of stricter vehicle emission and fuel quality standards in India: over 48,000 premature deaths by 2045 that...Another look at the consequences of delay in implementing stricter vehicle emission and fuel quality standards in India.
Published 2013.10.15: Blog Post

Impact of standards on premature mortality and emissions: Brazil

[O Impacto de Padrões Avançados ... Brasil no Contexto Global] Brazil accounts for 3.5 percent of all early deaths worldwide from exposure to urban vehicle particle emissions and approximately 31...
Published 2013.10.01: Publication

Impact of standards on premature mortality and emissions: India in global context

Approximately ten percent of all years of life lost from exposure to vehicle emissions around the world occur in India. Without new limits on vehicle emissions and fuel sulfur content, the number of...
Published 2013.09.26: Publication

México’s Comisión Ambiental de la Megalópolis

On August 23, President Enrique Peña Nieto announced the formation of the Comisión Ambiental de la Megalópolis (Megalópolis Environmental Commission, CAME). This new body will succeed and replace the...This new body, which replaces the Comisión Ambiental Metropolitana, presents an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of better fuels and better vehicles.
Published 2013.09.04: Blog Post

The case for early implementation of stricter fuel quality and vehicle emission standards in India

The 2013 Auto Fuel Policy Committee is charged with establishing a roadmap for vehicle emission and fuel quality standards in India through 2025. While there is a general consensus that India...
Published 2013.08.16: Publication

Cleaning up a General Mess

A couple of weeks ago, news came out in India that General Motors’ Tavera SUVs had not been meeting emission standards since 2005. It seems that certain GM employees kept special “lower emission”...GM has had to recall more than 100,000 of its Tavera SUVs, suspend production of other models, and fire a raft of executives in the U.S. and India. A simple in-use compliance testing program could...
Published 2013.08.16: Blog Post

Policy summary: India's vehicle emissions control program

The ICCT has just completed a comprehensive assessment of the past, present, and potential future direction of vehicle emission control measures in India, setting Indian policy options in the context...
Published 2013.07.03: Publication

More on the costs and benefits of clean fuels and vehicles in India

We recently held a webinar on the costs and benefits of clean vehicles and fuels in India. This was the last in a series of webinars we have conducted this year to highlight the benefits of tighter...Notes from the final webinar in the series recently concluded on India.
Published 2012.12.26: Blog Post

EU consumer organizations asking for more realistic vehicle testing

CO2 emission values for type approval of new cars are determined under laboratory conditions. But real-world driving cannot be perfectly simulated in the laboratory; for example, in laboratory...BEUC, FIA, and ANEC are demanding that the European Commission address the growing gap between type-approval and real-world CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.
Published 2012.12.14: Blog Post

Reducing vehicle emissions in India: Cost and benefit estimates

The ICCT is completing a long-term study of India’s program to control vehicular air pollution, as that country seeks to reap the full social and economic benefits of increased mobility. The final...
Published 2012.12.03: Event

Assembling vehicle technology cost data for the European market

Setting effective CO2 standards for vehicles requires knowledge of the technical potential and the associated costs. Obtaining comprehensive and transparent data on vehicle technologies, their effect...ICCT has been working with the consultancies Ricardo and FEV to transfer technology assessment data assembled in developing U.S. regulations on LDV CO2 emissions to the European context. The results...
Published 2012.11.05: Blog Post

European vehicle market statistics, 2012

  The 2013 edition of European Vehicle Market Statistics is now available And see the EU Pocketbook online, eupocketbook.theicct.org, for interactive charts and underlying data.   The 2012 edition of...
Published 2012.10.29: Publication

Reducing pollutant emissions and fuel consumption in 2- and 3-wheelers in India: A technical assessment

Motorcycle sales in India have been growing at double-digit rates, and recently passed the million-vehicle-per-month mark. With annual sales five times those of passenger cars, motorcycles dominate...
Published 2012.10.15: Event

Reducing automobile CO2 emissions: Can the EU draw lessons from Japan?

A few months ago we were contacted by some grad students from the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) at the Free University Berlin who were working on a comparison of vehicle CO2 regulation...Some notes on, and a link to, a recent project report from students at the Free University Berlin comparing policy-making progress.
Published 2012.08.16: Blog Post

CleanTransportation podcast

New US passenger vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for 2017–2025 may be finalized as early as August 15—next week. CT podcast has interviews with Drew Kodjak and John German on the...
Published 2012.08.10: News

A Bigger Plan for Bharat IV

In a recent Times of India article, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) said what we’ve been saying all along: that Bharat IV standards should be implemented nationwide, and a...Now even the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers agrees that Bharat IV standards should be implemented nationwide, and a roadmap to Euro VI standards drawn up quickly. Is it feasible?
Published 2012.08.08: Blog Post

Mexico light-duty vehicle CO2 and fuel economy standards

On July 12, 2012, the Government of Mexico officially published proposed regulations of CO2 emissions and the fuel economy equivalent for new passenger vehicles—cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs—...
Published 2012.07.19: Publication

A shining example of interagency collaboration

Update: Download our policy summary here [PDF] The Mexican government has published the final proposal (Proyecto) for fuel economy / CO2 standards in the Diario Oficial de la Federación, along with...Mexico's proposed fuel-economy standards are available for public comment.
Published 2012.07.13: Blog Post

Civic Forum on Clean Vehicles and Fuels: Opportunities and Challenges

Vehicles are an important source of the air pollutants carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter (PM), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and greenhouse gases emissions. Many of...
Published 2012.06.14: Event

Estimated cost of emission reduction technologies for LDVs

The cost of meeting standards for conventional pollutant emissions is a perennial bone of contention in arguments over vehicle emission regulations. The public health benefits of the most stringent...
Published 2012.06.11: Publication

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